Joshua Kurlantzick is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He was previously a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he studied Southeast Asian politics and economics and China's relations with Southeast Asia, including Chinese investment, aid and diplomacy. He is currently focused on China’s relations with Southeast Asia, and China’s approach to soft power, including state-backed media and information efforts and other components of soft power. He is also working on issues related to the rise of global populism and, particularly, populism in Asia.